The company man: US glacial response to Nigeria’s detention of former IRS crypto investigator rankles federal agents


In a move that could send a chill among business people working overseas, a Nigerian court ruled on Friday that a former American IRS investigator, Tigran Gambaryan, could stand trial on behalf of his employer, the crypto currency exchange Binance, and denied his request for bail. Gambaryan has been held in Nigeria since February. Dina Temple-Raston, host and managing editor of the Recorded Future News podcast “Click Here,” has been following the story for months and explains.

Fuels are not just for transportation in Nigeria, many people also use fuel to power their generators in order to get electricity at home and also run their businesses.

Nigeria’s low-income communities bear the brunt of faltering economy

Belongings of Halima Ali Maiyanga and Maryam Ali Maiyanga, two of the young women kidnapped by Boko Haram in a boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, in April 2014.

‘The Stolen Daughters of Chibok’: the impact of the abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls 9 years on

Conflict & Justice
A man used his mobile phone to read headline news on Twitter inside an office in Lagos, Nigeria, Monday, June 7, 2021.

Nigeria’s indefinite Twitter ban sounds the alarm on free speech

Social media
A man is shown bending over in the back of a delivery truck lifting a burlap bag.

How Africa risks reeling from a health crisis to a food crisis


Malala calls for a ‘state of emergency for education’ in Nigeria


The 20-year-old global education campaigner made the suggestion at a meeting with acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa in Abuja.

Members of the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign celebrate news that Boko Haram extremists have released 21 young captives.

Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign celebrates 21 returnees


Twenty-one Nigerian school girls were reunited with their parents Sunday after two years in captivity. They say Boko Haram is still holding some of their classmates.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

In Nigeria, many stayed up late for the drama, not the content of the US presidential debate

Global Politics

One Nigerian is surprised by what seems “debate-worthy” in the US presidential election.

In a market in Abuja, a vendor named Abba shows me a puny tomato that was selling for 10 times the usual price. Some Nigerians have been calling tomatoes “Buhari’s gold,” after the president.

How a tomato shortage has Nigerians questioning their reliance on oil


Tomatoes are a prized staple in Nigeria, but there’s a severe shortage and prices are soaring. At first, many people has conspiracy theories about what caused the shortage.

Nigerians are speculating that when President Muhammadu Buhari visits the White House on July 20th President Obama will try to persuade the African leader to repeal Nigeria's Same Sex Prohibition Law.

Nigerians fear Obama will push gay rights in the White House during meeting with nation’s new leader


The legalization of gay marriage in the US has sparked increased homophobia in Nigeria. Now fear is growing that Obama may bring up the issue during the Nigerian president’s trip to the White House later this month.